Keeping track of your roof’s lifespan can help you minimize repair costs. Remember, roof damage can affect the other parts of your home. Replacing your roof before it breaks down can help keep the damage from spreading.
However, what if you can’t remember when your roof was installed? No need to worry; certain signs will tell you when you need a roof replacement.
The Warning Signs
Watch out for the following signs:
Water stains on your ceiling or walls
Curled or buckled shingles
Worn or missing shingles
Missing or rusty flashing
Granules in your gutters
Sunlight passing through holes in your roof
Can You Still Repair an Aging Roof?
Some homeowners ask us about whether they can repair an aging roof instead of replacing it. They still can, but it wouldn’t be cost-effective. As your roof ages, it becomes more vulnerable to damage and will require more repairs. And, at a certain point, it makes more financial sense to replace it instead of scheduling multiple repairs in a month.
Besides, putting off a roof replacement can have consequences for your home, including the following:
Structural collapse – The worn surface of aging roofs won’t be able to repel rainwater adequately. Water will keep finding its way into the roof substrates until your roof is replaced.
Lower property value – Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, not to mention a large part of your exterior. Prospective buyers would think twice about putting in a bid for a house with a worn roof.
Voided insurance policy – Since aging roofs are prone to leaks and other forms of damage, your insurer will likely drop your coverage if you don’t replace it soon.
Willi Roofing Services, a contractor with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and nearly two decades’ worth of experience in the industry, offers complete roofing services. To get a free estimate, call us at (512) 394-8234, or fill out our online form here. We serve homeowners in Pflugerville, Austin and Lakeway, TX.